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Voter Identification

You must provide proof of your identity and address in order to receive a ballot at a polling place.

Three options are available to meet the voter identification requirements:

Option 1:  Show one piece of photo ID containing residential address

  • NWT Driver’s Licence
  • NWT General Identification Card (GIC)

Option 2:  Show two pieces of ID

Bring one document from each column, in any combination, to prove your identity and address.

Proof of Identity

  • Status Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • NWT Health Care Card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Fishing, Trapping, or Hunting License
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Old Age Security (OAS) Card
  • Government Employee ID
  • Library Card
  • Veteran Affairs Health Card
  • Canadian Blood Services Card
  • CNIB ID Card
  • Long-term Care Facility bracelet
  • Student Card from Accredited College or University

Proof of Residence

  • Utility Bill (phone, cable, electricity)
  • Bank Statement
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Vehicle Ownership
  • Employment Insurance Statement
  • Disability Statement
  • Income Support Statement
  • Affidavit
  • Pension Statement
  • Child Tax Benefit Statement
  • Government Cheque Stub
  • Residential Lease
  • Mortgage Agreement
  • Home Insurance Policy
  • Income or Property Tax Assessment
  • Letter issued by Band or Self-Government
  • Letter or Statement issued by:  shelter, elder’s home, or long-term care facility

Option 3:  Vouching

If an elector has no proof of identification, another eligible elector may vouch for them. In order to do so, both electors must take an oath.

The person vouching for another elector must be on the voters list for the same electoral district, and have sufficient identification.